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The big bang happened 150 years ago

On April 10, 1874, Wilhelm Haarmann registered the patent for synthesized vanillin, allowing him to exclusively produce and distribute the new compound. Today, the fragrance and flavor industry generates billions in revenue worldwide.

In the 150 years since, the pioneering spirit of Haarmann, Reimer and Tiemann became part of the DNA of Symrise and its predecessors, resulting in a list of equally industry-shaping inventions, innovations, and business practices. Time to celebrate!